How much does HIPAA apply to school-based mental health and what falls under FERPA instead? The answer is troubling considering how FERPA has been weakened.
Andrew Ujifusa of Education Week writes that SETRA (Strengthening Education Through Research Act) is lagging, but not quite dead in Congress.
The Washington State Republicans passed a student privacy resolution and an anti-Common Core platform plank at their recent state convention last month.
Gov. Mark Dayton (D-MN) signed a law yesterday that provides parents with input and schools with guidance about parental notification in terms of surveys.
The Colorado Legislature is close to passing a student data privacy law that would inform parents about what data collection occurs and provide transparency.
Leonie Haimson and Cheri Kiesecker with the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy point out the astonishing amount of data being collected on our children.
Pearson monitoring student social media during PARCC testing for the New Jersey Department of Education fits the definition of Big Brother.
Look at this… Disturbing may be too kind a word for it. Creepy comes to mind. A school in New Jersey is notified by the New Jersey Department of Education that one of their students has tweeted about a test question. How would they know this? Because Pearson is monitoring student social media. You can […]
President Barack Obama plans to highlight cybersecurity in his State of the Union Address leading off with campaign-style meeting to discuss the issue.
Gee, I’m so thrilled that Governor Mike Pence “repealed” the Common Core in Indiana. *Snort* Now he’s turning his attention to student data. The Indianapolis Star reports that Indiana will track Hoosier students from school to the workplace. Imagine a giant database filled with every Hoosier student’s elementary and high school achievement test scores, SAT […]